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February 13th, 2013, 10:31 PM  #1 
Math Team Joined: Aug 2012 From: Sana'a , Yemen Posts: 1,177 Thanks: 44 Math Focus: Theory of analytic functions  What is your age in Mathematics ? Personally I started showing interest in Mathematics 6 months ago when I participated in an integration contest and won it . After that I felt that I may have a talent in the field so I started reading more and was more active in forums ... What about you ? 
February 13th, 2013, 11:52 PM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Mar 2012 From: India, West Bengal Posts: 3,871 Thanks: 86 Math Focus: Number Theory  Re: What is your age in Mathematics ?
I started mathematics about 2 year ago when I (accidentally) saw a chapter of the book containing the quadratic formula. I got interested in theory of equation and started to read about elliptic curves and galois theory. I joined this forum about 1 year ago.

February 14th, 2013, 07:42 AM  #3 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1038  Re: What is your age in Mathematics ?
Mine is quite humble: always loved maths plus kinda always found it easy enough, (I'm talking High School), got over 90% in the "Senior Matriculation Exams" in Algebra, Geometry and Trig. "Senior Matric" was back then (late 59's, early 60's) a provincewide grade 13 exam; now abolished. No further education. Then stayed away, worked at same job from 1961 to 2001, retired, went back to maths... So forgive me if there are modern "symbols" I've never heard about :P Btw, I have 2 triangles to my credit(!): http://mathworld.wolfram.com/HeronianTriangle.html (scroll to bottom) Plus my own "number": http://oeis.org/search?q=borris+number& ... &go=Search 
February 14th, 2013, 07:54 AM  #4 
Math Team Joined: Mar 2012 From: India, West Bengal Posts: 3,871 Thanks: 86 Math Focus: Number Theory  Re: What is your age in Mathematics ?
Impressive, Mr. Borris . Quite impressive!

February 14th, 2013, 08:11 AM  #5 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,963 Thanks: 1148 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: What is your age in Mathematics ?
I started studying math about ten years ago. I don't consider myself to be extraordinarily talented, but I do enjoy it.

February 14th, 2013, 08:34 AM  #6  
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1038  Re: What is your age in Mathematics ? Quote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borris,_County_Carlow Mother was French...and the boss! She sent us to French School up to grade 8; imagine the fun the French kids had with our last name! Then, got lucky and went to English H S. Here: (read all about it!) KISHSH ====== I head down to the basement (can't smoke upstairs no more), drop in my lazyboy, and start wandering all over the cosmos, when suddenly my little v.c.r. up there clicks on and I land somewhere in 1951. In the red farmhouse, on that 100acre dirt farm, Bredalbane Road, some 2 miles from Dalkeith, Ontario (population 117 including the cats and dogs), 5 miles south of VanleekHill: leave Dalkeith heading toward VanleekHill and 2 miles later you'll hit Bredalbane Road; turn right and it's the 2nd farm on your left. I'm 10, Remi is 9, Anthime is 7 (he's never forgiven Dad for picking this name, after his good friend and drinking buddy Dr.Anthime Lanthier, the local veterinarian), Robert is 6. There's 3 sisters: MariePaule is 4, Monique is 2, Odette 7 months...but they're a pain, and ugleee, and built real weird. It's Sunday. We're back home from an hour and a half high mass (Father Ouimet was in a grouchy mood), and we 4 boys are starved. Up at 6. Go get the cows. No breakfast: communion. We can hardly wait. Sunday noon meal is special. No salted pork or brown sugar syrup. We saw Mom bake this big beautiful white cake with maple icing, and we love that beefcube stew: it takes a good 6 slices of heavy homemade bread to soak up the gravy. Then, lick our plates ready for the cake. Try and eat slow so it lasts. Then, the treat of all treats: a glass of dark KikCola. Yes, Dad bought a jumbo size bottle after mass...along with his own treat: a pack of readymade Export plain...no rolling of ZigZag tobacco with Vogue cigarette paper today. At Perrier's General Store; it's a widely known secret that Hector Perrier lets you in his store on Sundays through the back door. And you can get a 2ounceshotglass of sloegin: 10 cents. My godparents are "mon oncle" Freddy and "ma tante" MarieLaure, pronounced Marlore. They got 2 sons, Lionel and Yvon. Lionel is 16, too old to play with us. Yvon is 11, a year older than me and he speaks English real good: goes to Public School while we go to French Separate School. With our cowboy belts we made out of leftover harness and our revolvers we carved out of cedar using the big kitchen knife, the 4 of us leave for Yvon's. Don't take that long: down Bredalbane Road, then turn left heading toward Dalkeith, the 3rd farm. I'm hoping real hard I'll be the sheriff today...it's always him...he's the oldest. Well, maybe he'll give me a chance today. Everything's ready. He's wearing his real cowboy belt (all complete with studded holster and cap revolver), from Woolworth's in Hawkesbury. Us 4 would sell our souls for one of those. The money box (ma tante's green wooden jewelry box) is on the veranda, ready to be stolen. And the sign "Dawson City Jail" is hanging on the side of the empty hen house. "Happy Trails To You" by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans is playing full blast from the crank gramophone. The sheriff's badge is next to the money box. Yvon picks it up and pins it to his shirt. I hate him. He takes a disdainful look at our belts, then (as always) picks Robert to be his deputy..."I'll take the youngest to give you a chance and because I'm better" he says, and again I end up the leader of the bad guys. But before we start, he calls a special meeting. He's been to the movies in Hawkesbury last night, and "The City Of Bad Men" was on. He explains, in his good English, which we half understand, that we are no longer to yell "POW" when we shoot, but "KISHSH" as the guns sounded in the movie. Anthime: Wat if oui forgette an say "POW"? Yvon : Then it don't count...only "KISHSH" counts. Remi : Ow you say dat again? Yvon : "KISHSH!". "KISHSH!". "KISHSH!". You get 2 minutes to practice. I ride up with my 2 partners. We sneak up behind the sheriff and his deputy. Anthime's tied his kerchief too high above his nose, kinda half covering his eyes, so he trips. Luckily, the sheriff hears nothing. I meanlook him into lowering that kerchief. All set. It's Remi's turn to do the talking: "hands up, bottle de ketchup". Yvon turns around, exasperated. He shakes his head. "No, no. It's "reach for the sky". Start over, geeeez". Robert agrees with him by looking at us disdainfullike. He's gonna get it on the way home. "Reech for de sky!" yells Remi. No resistance...Yvon knows he'll get us later. He keeps a John Wayne cool. Robert tries to imitate him. We steal the money box. Then we knock out the sheriff and his deputy: that's for getaway time. Again, no resistance. We're careful to stop the butt of our guns about an inch from Yvon's head during the knockoutscene. Yes, you guessed it: in Robert's case, we're not so careful. But he don't complain ...he's the deputy. Same old story. We escape, hide. They come to after counting to 100. Yvon never misses. We do. "You missed, but I won't". Now, Remi, Anthime and Robert are dead. It's all between us 2. I've never won. But this time, I have a chance: found a brand new hiding place, never been used before. Yvon rides in the vicinity, all confidence, chewing on a blade of grass. Hey, he's only a couple o'yards from me...I've finally got him. I aim carefully. I shoot him: "POW,POW!!". He's dead. "Don't count! Don't count! "POW" don't count!" yells Yvon. And before I can move, he pulls the classic "roll on the ground and come up shooting" and lets go with a resounding "KISHSH!!". I'm dead. My little v.c.r. up there clicks off and I'm back in my lazyboy, covered with ashes, the Player's filter burning my fingers. Denis Borris.  
February 14th, 2013, 09:59 AM  #7  
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: What is your age in Mathematics ? Quote:
 
February 15th, 2013, 04:45 PM  #8 
Math Team Joined: Apr 2012 Posts: 1,579 Thanks: 22  Re: What is your age in Mathematics ?
I've done well at times in math, poorly at times, but mostly had little education outside of statistics and economics (both required for an MBA) beyond 11th grade. But I have always been fascinated by certain aspects of math, especially number theory. I just don't yet have the time to devote as much attention to it as I would like, but would love to follow Denis Borris's career path! (Interesting stuff at Wolfram and OEIS, btw!)

February 16th, 2013, 10:15 AM  #9  
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1038  Re: What is your age in Mathematics ? Quote:
 
February 16th, 2013, 12:16 PM  #10 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: What is your age in Mathematics ?
Ah, good for you, I hadn't noticed. Let me know if you submit anything. 

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